Ping's Hungry and he wants some new snacks.....Take an Adventure with Ping and Po-Li ...a Shiwu (Food) Adventure


Tired of bamboo, little Panda, Ping and his friend Po-Li seek
some new snacks from the Asian rain forest...take a Shiwu adventure 
with them discovering tasty treats and yucky eats in the jungle. 
Coming Winter 2015. 

                              SHIWU =  FOOD


Asian Tale of Ping and Po-Li....a Shiwu tale





Just began generating some very lose characters sketches for Ping and Po-Li...(a shiwu tale) written by author  Audrey Moore.Very excited to be researching the lovely Asian backgrounds for this tales animals and landscape...so lovely and gentle and bursting with color. Will post more to come.

Willoughby is now a Fantasy Sculpture!




.....Taken from sketches and watercolors, artist Gabriele Joy,www.gjoyfulbears.com, created a wonderful fantasy sculpture of our buddy Willoughby. He is now keeping me company in the studio... What a treat!
Willoughby is now available for custom order at https://www.facebook.com/DragonsRealmgjoyful

Tiny Samples.....


Prepare to giggle, chuckle and guffaw!

Nickerbacher is Coming!


"Who is Jesus" helps answer tough questions preschoolers ask....

Artwork is complete for the book "Who is Jesus? written by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio - Coming Soon from 

"Who is Jesus?" .....a picture book for preschoolers, written by MaryAnn Diorio









































I am working on the final illustrations for a lovely little book for the wee folk about JESUS.
What a delight, right before Easter, to be working on a book that introduces preschoolers to King Jesus, who lived and died and was raised from the dead for people, big and small.

Learn their ABC's and so much more....Miss Lundi's Pink ABC's - Coming soon!

























"Miss Lundi's Pink ABC's" provides a rich resource for little ones learning their ABC's, colors and letter shapes, while teaching them about kindness, compassion and love....written to honor and support families who are fighting and those who have fought the mighty battle with cancer. Written by her own personal experience, it is Kathy Nelson's prayer, that this little book will bring laughter, tears, hope and comfort and inspiration to families. Coming Spring 2014.

Tiny Tree Frog invades the Kitchen




The tiny tree frog invasion has begun! Little Hops has found a cozy spot
in my studio and has dug in for a couple months. Once sketches are
approved, I will begin the finished art for our little orange and green buddy.



Book that helps children learn their ABC's with compassion and love....

I am beginning sketches for a new precious little book written by Kathy Nelson that helps encourage children in learning their ABC's with compassion and loving care. Miss Lundi's mommy is ill and spends much of her time in bed. Lil' Miss Lundi finds a way to make time spent with Mommy full of pinky, cuddly sweetness and love while learning her alphabets...delightful for preschoolers, I am excited to be a part of it!

A Tiny Tree frog moves in.....






















A tiny tree frog moves in and makes friends with Nana and Haden...written by Anita Turnage. I am getting ready to begin the pencil layouts for this tender story.

Picture Kitchen Studio Designs and illustrates book covers!



Along with children's book illustration, Picture Kitchen Studio offers book cover design. Wonderful artwork designed with just the right font fit is essential to create an irresistible book cover that rings "Take a peek!"

Contact Kim for more information.

Sweet, Sweet Carabee - Delight in being a little girl

I am now working on a few interior revisions for Sweet Sweet Carabee, and then it will be on to the finished art. It's a pleasure to work on a character that delights herself in being a little girl and the wonder that comes with childhood...so refreshing.

Sweet, Sweet Carabee ...

Well, "Sweet Sweet Carabee" is underway....
I am amusing myself with pastels. 
I miss working in them... 
so messy, so vibrant, so fun.


Children's Book projects underway....



Will begin layouts for "Sweet, Sweet Carabee"  with author Evelyn Greshem, celebrating the joy and wonder of being a little girl. For ages 2 - 5 yrs.




What am I up to? Sketches, sketches and more sketches of lions and messes and a little boy learning to be a responsible young man...in a delightful book series written by Kevin Fobbs  and his grandson.
For ages 5-8 yrs.

Meet some of my new tiny robot buddies...

 Pam Halter and I are at it again...working on another very fun series for the wee folk!  There's Chip, little Macie and Gerald, all tiny tot robots that have lots to learn....the Totbots. More details to come.